2019 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit

2019 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings

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The List

This list will be updated every Sunday and you won’t see many jumps from week to week. A Dynasty rankings list is done with the long term in mind so there isn’t a lot a player can really to do drastically improve his value in such a short period of time.

Major injuries and promotions will be the main reasons for a player moving up or down. Hot or cold streaks won’t move the needle much.

Be sure to check back often to see how your guys’ stocks move up and down throughout the season and the years.


For redraft leagues, check out our 2019 Rest of Season Rankings.

Top Riser

  1. Adam Haseley (Debut on the list) – After his quick surge up to the Show he deserved a spot on this list.

Top Faller

  1. Christian Walker (-147) After his hot start to the season he deserved some consideration.  It would seem that I drastically overcompensated his value as he has regressed back to what he has always been.  He is likely to continue dropping down this list unless he can regain some of his early season form.  I am not holding my breath.

Dynasty leagues, in my eyes, are the ultimate Fantasy Baseball experience.  This is your chance to play General Manager and build your team the way you see fit.  Do you want to go all-in and win now?  Do you want to rebuild and play to dominate in the future?  In a Dynasty league, the options are seemingly endless, but you have to be smart.  So starting here to get an idea of where all of these guys rank is a shrewd move.

My Strategy

My strategy in a Dynasty league is pretty simple but complex at the same time (if that even makes any sense). I want my starting lineup to be a good mix of quality veterans that provide me with value now, a couple of cornerstone young players and a wealth of talent in the minors. I really try to walk a fine line between competing for a title but also having a solid farm. There is a couple of reason for this.

First, I want to win a title, so I want my starting lineup to be good. I want to have a good farm system because I want to be able to sell off veterans a year or two before they lose their value and replace them with a young up and comer.  Having quality prospect depth also allows you to make moves to sure up your starting roster as you see fit.

Granted it is tough to walk a fine line like that because the worst case scenario is that your team is not a title contender and your prospects aren’t good enough to bank on them turning your team into a title contender in the future. So you really have to make smart trades, at the right time to keep both sides of the fence in good order. Definitely not for the faint of heart!

Hitting Trumps Pitching

As a rule of thumb, I value hitting well above pitching. Especially when we start talking about prospects. To me, the most volatile type of a player is a pitcher that is at least two years away from the big leagues.  Injuries, specifically to pitchers scare me to death!  They should scare you too. Now with that being said I like to target guys that have recently been injured, specifically pitching.

How to Handle TJ Injuries

The above paragraph seems a little contrary but I have some logic. I truly believe that the majority of pitchers will need TJ surgery these days.  Believe it or not, I am actually less scared of a player that has had the surgery. I no longer have to wait for the day they get hurt and subsequently miss the next 12-18 months. I consider TJ pitchers that are recovering to be great buy-low candidates.  These are the guys I will try and target via trade. Just something for you to chew on.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings

About Dave Eddy

Dave covers the Detroit Tigers over at Prospects1500.com Feel free to reach out to him anytime on twitter @CorporalEddy

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36 Comments

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  2. Randy

    March 2, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Didi at 77 even with missing a chunk of this year and approaching 30 years old? I’m interested in hearing the reasoning on him being that high.

    • Dave Eddy

      March 24, 2019 at 8:40 am

      Hey Randy, thanks for checking the rankings out ! Didi is at 163 in my rankings so I am thinking this comment was from the previous guys rankings. How does 163 make you feel ?

  3. E

    March 2, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Jesse Winker 102? Thats painfully low. Why is that so?

    • Dave Eddy

      March 24, 2019 at 8:44 am

      Thanks for reading E ! You comment about Winker at 102 must have been in reference to the previous guys rankings. So here is the awkward part………………I actually have Winker ranked even lower at 166. I am even higher on Winker than most however. My ranking is 19 spots higher than the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR). So while I like Winker a lot, you seem to be even higher. I am looking forward to seeing him get everyday AB’s in Cincy. While I do not own any shares of Winker I am hoping he makes us both look smarter than the average bear 🙂

      • Joe

        March 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

        Just to confirm this was from the previous guy’s rankings. Dave has since replaced him.

        I also believe the 102 was the old OF rankings, not overall. So you are much higher Dave.

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  6. Eric

    April 18, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Where is Austin Barnes? You mention him rising, but he doesn’t appear to be in the rankings.

    • Dave Eddy

      April 19, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Hey Eric, thanks for reading ! I am not sure why Barnes isn’t showing in the overall or hitters rankings, just in the Catcher rankings. Thank you for pointing this out. I will be sure to make sure this is fixed on Sunday when I do the next update. I hope you will check it out.

  7. Gregory Orear

    April 26, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Two words: Christian Walker.

    You might want to check him out. He’s tearing up NL pitching in the desert doing a dang good Paul Goldschmidt impersonation with a bundle of homers, a .350 BA, and even a handful of steals.

    • Dave Eddy

      April 28, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      Three words: You are right

      Walker should have been someone in the rankings a few weeks ago. I left him out while I waited to see if he would fall off the face of the earth. Well, as you have pointed out, he certainly hasn’t. I actually have him into the top 200, quite a mark for his first mark in the rankings.

      Thank you for reading and for having a keen eye. I appreciate it Gregory !

  8. Jonah C Barnett

    April 30, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t see any rankings. It just gives options to choose position and then take me back to the same page. Am I missing something

    • Keith Lott

      April 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      if you click a position and then click back on the overall, it should load properly – we are contacting FantasyPros to figure out why the widget is doing that

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  10. hail2yourvictor

    May 6, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Wander Franco is 18 not 24

    • Dave Eddy

      May 7, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      Very good catch ! For some reason it seems that Wander Franco has wrong profile information. We are working on getting that resolved. Appreciate you bringing it to our attention.

      • hail2yourvictor

        May 21, 2019 at 12:25 am

        It’s probably because he brother, who is also named Wander Franco (lol), is 24.

  11. David

    May 7, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Mr. Eddy,

    I was wondering if you have an email that you accept readers to email you at or only your twitter handle?

    Betts, Altuve, Baez, Syndergaard, Severino, Springer, Strasburg. These are my top players that fall in line with “keepers”. I want to try and move Altuve to get a younger player. What would you suggest, and besides Betts would you view any other player as untouchable? I am allowed to keep fiver players, last year I kept the first five on the list.

    Thank you,

    Respectfully,
    David

    • Dave Eddy

      May 7, 2019 at 10:24 pm

      That is one heck of a name you got there David ! I appreciate you reading the rankings.

      I am always open for questions or advice on Twitter. Easiest and best way to reach me is to put your question directly on my Twitter for me and everyone else to see. It is likely that you will get answers from people other than myself too. Doesn’t usually hurt to get multiple opinions.

      As to your question, I would NEVER consider anyone untouchable. Of course a lot of it depends on the situation but there are plenty of situations where I would deal any player. For me it is simply a matter of “does it make sense for my team”. If I am rebuilding and someone offers me a deal for Betts that I think will leave my roster in better shape going forward, then I would do that deal. Of course this would have to be a really great offer but I would never personally consider anyone untouchable.

      In regards to Altuve I would certainly consider moving him to get younger if you are not looking at your team as a title contender in the next 2-3 years. It is likely that in your league other owners would value youth as well but Altuve is a great trade piece to help rebuild your team with younger players. I would advise you to look for quality over quantity (for example not trade Altuve for 4 young guys) but at the end of the day you need to be a good judge of talent and make any deal that you feel makes your roster better.

      I hope that helps and always feel free to stop at my Twitter and drop a line anytime. I am always happy to help !

  12. Eric

    May 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Love the work you do! Is there no update this week? Thanks for all you do.

    • Dave Eddy

      May 7, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      Glad to hear you enjoy the rankings so much Eric ! Sometimes things pop up and the rankings get delayed a day or two from updating. I try my best to get them done on Sunday so everyone can keep checking back. I appreciate you following them and please feel free to chime in anytime !

  13. David

    May 10, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I was thinking about not keeping Altuve this year, but I don’t want to just let him walk at the end of the year because of how high he ranks in terms of dynasty. I would like to get younger at that keeper position though.

    These are the two trades that I offered to two separate teams in my league.

    Receive Jameson Taillon, Pit SP
    Receive Francisco Lindor, Cle SS

    Send Jose Altuve, Hou 2B
    Send Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP
    Send Dansby Swanson, Atl SS

    and

    Receive James Paxton, NYY SP
    Receive Jose Ramirez, Cle 3B

    Send Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP
    Send Jose Altuve, Hou 2B
    Send Wil Myers, SD 3B

    I could throw in someone like Syndergaard or Severino but I feel like Altuve plus one of them is to much to give up.I don’t want to trade him away unless I can get a top 25 keeper and preferably package him in a deal to get a top 15. Maybe I am setting my sites to high at that point. What do you think, just keep him until his talent drops off, or try and move him?

    • Dave Eddy

      May 12, 2019 at 11:24 am

      For the most prompt reply please go to my Twitter and post your questions there https://twitter.com/CorporalEddy

      When it comes to trading any Superstar the very first thing you want to do is announce your intentions to the entire league. You want to get as many offers from as many teams as possible. The biggest mistake an owner can make in a situation like this is negotiating with a single owner without seeing what you might be able to get somewhere else.

      Before you announce your intentions to the rest of the league you need to analyze your roster and decide what you are going to need in return. In your case do you require a 2B back in the deal ? If so, whom or what kind of player are you looking for. If you need a 2B in return I would target players like Albies, Hiura, Brujan or or Lowe (in that order). If you have an internal replacement for Altuve already then what is the weakness of your team ? Once you figure that out then that is where you need to develop a list of targets and go after them.

      The one thing I do not suggest doing is dealing Altuve to fill a hole if by doing so you make another hole at 2B. Deals like that do nothing to help. Never create a hole to fill another. It is a mistake I see too often.

      Also, don’t be afraid to hold on to Altuve. If you can’t find a deal that suits the needs of your team then hold on to him. If it comes to deadline time and you think your team is better off without keeping Altuve then look to move him for some picks that will help your team rebuild.

      I hope this advice was helpful.

  14. Justin

    May 12, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks for your work. Just have a couple questions:
    1. What was the reason for Bogarts, Myers and Albies big drop while Mazara did not fall much? Mazara was off to the worst start of those four.
    2. Rafael Devers is striking out much less, walking more and running more. He has only a couple home runs but the 6% HR/FB will surely rise. On the other hand Ender Inciarte’s skill decline and future role is worrisome.
    3. No impact on big demotions and injuries for Alex Reyes, Zack Godley, Hunter Greene, Michael Fulmer and Cody Allen.

    • Dave Eddy

      May 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Hey Justin, thanks for reading ! I think you’re confusing the difference between my rankings and the expert consensus rankings (ECR) difference on the +\-.

      That number isn’t the weekly change in rankings, it’s simply the difference between where a particular guy ranks on my list compared to the ECR.

      I hope that helps to clear up the confusion.

  15. Shaun

    May 22, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    In a 15 team Dynasty League where each team keeps 20 minor Leagers, would you trade Jerad Kelenic, Joey Bart, and Hunter Greene for Paul DeJong? I’m currently in 5th and need saves and am starting Jorge Polanco at SS.

    • Shaun

      May 23, 2019 at 10:10 am

      I would be getting DeJong and Alex Coleme

      • Dave Eddy

        May 26, 2019 at 8:28 am

        I would keep Kelenic, Bart and Greene. Polanco at SS isn’t bad at all. You could target saves without giving up such big prospects in your league. If you have a keen eagle eye you can pickup saves on the waiver wire even in the deepest of leagues as well.

  16. Dan

    May 26, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    THANK YOU FOR THIS. I have been looking for a dynasty/keeper like this, with your attitudes on team construction and your value of hitters over pitchers. So this is now my go-to ranking site.

    Question. Is there a way I can use this ranking for trades… I’m rebuilding now and I can move older valuable pieces (Goldy, Marte) but how can I use your rankings for trade values? 1×1 trades are easy but how do I use your rankings for, say, a starter and a prospect to know I am getting good value?

    • Dave Eddy

      June 9, 2019 at 1:10 pm

      Hey Dan, thanks for reading !!! You can roughly use these rankings at a value system for making trades. Keep in mind that each team and every league is different so it won’t be an apples to apples comparison. But it should be a good tool for you to get relative player values in a Dynasty league.

  17. Jeff

    May 28, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Thanks for the list, really helpful.

    Not sure if it adds a ton of work for you (it probably does), but it would be really helpful to have a column added to the list to see the +/- of where a player landed on the list with respects to last week. A nice to have I guess.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Dave Eddy

      June 9, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      I would love to have that as an option but unfortunately it isn’t one for me. The +/- is simply the difference between my rankings and the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR).

  18. Marc

    May 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    First of all, thank you for making this! Very few people maintain lists of dynasty rankings during the season, so this is a valuable resource.

    One ranking I must really take issue with is Mondesi being ranked 66th. Are you serious?!

    Unless you’re talking about a points league that values strikeouts and walks and doesn’t emphasize stolen bases, Mondesi has been top 10 in pretty much every format so far.

    The Depth Charts projection system says he’s expected to hit .260, 14 HR, 56 RBI, 56 R, and 33 SB in 104 games for the rest of the season. Project that out to 156 games and you get .260, 21 HR, 84 RBI, 84 R, 50 SB.

    In other words, if Mondesi can come even close to what the projection systems are calling for, he’ll be an elite fantasy player. And he’s young enough (23) that we can expect elite stolen base production for years to come.

    We haven’t had a fantasy player like Mondesi since… Trea Turner. And before him Jose Reyes. Yes, these are flattering comparisons in the fantasy baseball world. I think you’re greatly underselling Mondesi’s unique fantasy skill set.

  19. Jeff

    June 2, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Thoughts on David Fletcher? He’s having a great year and now has ESPN eligibility at 2B, 3B, SS and OF.

  20. Eric

    June 18, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    After only one update in the last three weeks, is the format being switched to once every two weeks? Please update the text (“will be updated every Sunday”) to avoid confusion.

    I appreciate the every-two-weeks updates nonetheless. Still a great service at that frequency.

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